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Longevity: can ageing be reversed?

Ageing has always been inevitable but fasting, epigenetic reprogramming and parabiosis are just some of the scientific techniques that seem to help people stay young. Might the Peter Pan dream become real?

00:00 - Can science turn back the clock?
01:01 - Centenarians
02:51 - What is ageing?
04:51 - Dietary restriction
06:00 - Roundworms
07:55 - Epigenetics
09:43 - Blood and guts
11:40 - Senolytics
12:38 - Metformin
13:51 - Anti-ageing treatments are coming

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